Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Rachel Summers by Philip Tan

Philip Tan posted this on his Facebook page earlier today, part of the artist challenge which seems to be doing the rounds on Facebook at the moment. This is pretty cool!

Monday, 30 January 2017

Alan Davis Knights of Pendragon Character Redesigns

I found these on Alan Davis' website, character redesign sketches of the Knights of Pendragon he did for the second series, from issue #6. I've cut and pasted each image from the original scans to highlight the detail, some are very blurry, but you get the idea of what Alan was trying to achieve.

He had this to say... 'I remembered pencilling this cover but had 
completely forgotten that I redesigned these 
characters until I came across the copies below.'


Union Jack





I loved the redesigns, apart from Union Jack, Alan Davis gave them a more contemporary feel!

Friday, 27 January 2017

Death's Head in Nova Issue #3

Jeff Loveness and Ramon Perez

Ramon Perez

Ian Herring

Comicraft's Albert Deschesne

James Stokoe, Joe Jusko, and Ramon Perez

Marvel Comics

Richard Rider…back from the dead?! But HOW?! And WHY?! And what does his return spell for Sam Alexander?

Monday, 16 January 2017

ClanDestine Vs X-Men Art by Alan Davis

Spotted this beauty on the Comic Art Fans site, posted in 2005.

The owner of this piece of art (Lucky Blighter) had this to say...
'This was ad artwork that was used to promote the two-parter before it came out. My money is on the ClanDestine. They have been around for centuries!'

Friday, 13 January 2017

Alan Davis Fact-File Art

Alan Davis posted some art which he drew for the Eaglemoss Fact-Files on his website, with a bit of blurb!

Cover for an issue of the Marvel Fact-file from Eaglemoss. The brief was to recreate the original cover of Captain Britain 1.

Along with a copy of the original cover is the original blackline art. Between finishing the art and publication plans to republish Jeff Hawke were shelved and Hawke was replaced by the Freefall Warriors.

The Eaglemoss three page gatefolds usually show the internal workings of armour, robots or machines. This wasn't possible with the spread dedicated to CB's foe, MASTERMIND because he/it was a hologram. So this shows the cavern computer responsible for generating the holographic avatars-- Mastermnd, Jeeves and dwarfish drones.

The second Eaglemoss gatefold was dedicated to the FURY with four inserts of internal workings.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Night Raven: From the Marvel UK Vaults Released in March

Who is Night Raven? Find out in this complete collection of classic tales from the Marvel UK archives! Join the mystery masked vigilante in his pulp-era war on crime, as this lone man of justice stealthily stalks his villainous prey on the streets of New York City...and branding criminals with the mark of the deadly Night Raven! Follow this dark avenger into battle with mob bosses, murderers and miscreants like the Taxman, the Assassin, Dragonfire and more -in rarely-seen stories by some of Marvel UK's finest talents! 

Here's another great release by Marvel in March collecting Night Raven material from the Hulk Comic 1-20; Savage Action 1-4, 6, 8, 12-15; Marvel Super-Heroes (UK) 382-386, 389-395; Daredevils 6-11; Mighty World of Marvel 7-17; Savage Sword of Conan (UK) 85-92; Captain Britain (1985) 10-12

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

New Rachel Summers (Hound Costume) art by Todd Nauck

This was posted by Todd Nauck earlier today on his Facebook page, great rendition by Todd of Rachel Summers in her hound costume, as worn in her early adventures with Excalibur.

Excalibur Epic Collection released in March

Excalibur Epic Collection is being released by Marvel in March, 496 pages in total. Forbidden Planet International have it at a pre-order price of £24.11 (+£1.00 p&p), Amazon have it at £33.50, the rrp is £35.99.

Here's the blurb from Forbidden Planets website...
A legendary team is born! Meet the United Kingdom’s champion, Captain Britain, and his paramour, the metamorphic Meggan! They’ll band together with former X-Men Nightcrawler and Kitty Pryde when Gatecrasher and her Technet are sent to capture Rachel “Phoenix” Summers! 

From their lighthouse base, the heroes of Excalibur will tackle the ferocious Warwolves, the unstoppable Juggernaut and Mojo mayhem! Things get wild with Arcade, the Crazy Gang and the X-Babies — and really heat up as Excalibur is drawn across the Atlantic to an Inferno raging in New York! And don’t forget Lightning Squad, the alternate Nazi versions of Excalibur!

 Plus: Who or what is Widget? Collecting Captain Britain (1976) #1-2; Excalibur (1988) issues #1 to 11, Special Edition and Mojo Mayhem; and material from Marvel Comics Presents (1988) #31 through 38, and Mighty World Of Marvel (1983) #7 and #14 to 15.
Volume #1 in the Excalibur Epic Collections, featuring cover artwork by Alan Davis.

Marvel, paperback, 496 pages, published March 2017 

Here's the link to pre-order...

Monday, 9 January 2017

Baron Blood spotted Having a Drink with Count Nefaria

Our favourite vampire, Baron Blood appears in issue #15 of Daredevil... Okay, Spitfire's our favourite vampire... anyway he appears... Blade's more favoured?.. hmm... Okay, our favourite bad guy vampire... I'm ignoring Dracula, Morbius and any other high profile vamp'... hmm... Okay our favourite British vampire appears in the latest issue of Daredevil released on 11/01/17.

Granted it's a cameo appearance, but he's seen in 'The Bar With No Name' having a drink with none other than Count Nefaria. Questions arise... what's he drinking?... It doesn't look like blood, and why's he gripping Neraria's arm?

Now there's a thought... Baron Blood, and Count Nefaria in their own super-villain team, a sort of masters of evil type of thing. Who would be good additions to their group?

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Baron Blood by Randy Kintz

Discovered this nice piece by Randy Kintz of Baron Blood on the Comic Art Fans site, posted in 2013, has a bit of a Manga feel to it.

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Death's Head by Matt Frank

Check out this cool Death's Head piece by Matt Frank, Deviant name KaijuSamurai, posted in 2015.

You should look at his gallery, very nice...

Friday, 6 January 2017

Union Jack Appears in Captain America: Steve Rogers #9

Nick Spencer

Andres Guinaldo and Javier Pina

Rachelle Rosenberg

Jack Kirby and Javier Pina

Marvel Comics

With Steve searching desperately for Kobik, he reaches out to a hero that can help — Avril Kincaid, the all-new Quasar! Plus, a threat from beyond the stars pushes an already-weakened S.H.I.E.L.D. to the brink.